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Axel Holmstrom
#25

Position: C
Date of Birth: 06/29/1996
Height: 6' 1"   Weight: 200 lbs
Shoots: L
Birthplace: Arvidsjaur, Sweden
Drafted: Detroit's 6th choice, 196th overall, in 2014 NHL Entry Draft
Last Amateur Team: 2016-17 Skelleftea AIK Jr. (Swe-Jr.)

Biography:

 

Second season as a Griffin…Fourth year pro…Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Detroit, 6/15/15…Reassigned from Skelleftea by Detroit, 4/2/17...Assigned by Detroit, 10/1/17. 

Career Highlights: Won the 2017 Calder Cup with Grand Rapids…Named Sweden’s junior player of the year in 2014-15…Represented Sweden at the 2015 and 2016 World Junior Championships, including serving as alternate captain in 2016.

2016-17: Notched two points (1-1—2) with Skelleftea while being limited to 16 games due to injury…Led the team in goals (3), assists (4) and points (7) in seven playoff games…Played in seven games with the Griffins, scoring two points (1-1—2) and two PIM…Made his AHL debut, 4/4/17 at MB…His first AHL goal was the game-winner in overtime, 4/5/17 at MB…Scored a goal in four postseason games and helped Grand Rapids win the Calder Cup…Made his Calder Cup Playoff debut in the Central Division Semifinals, 4/21/17 vs. MIL…Notched his first Calder Cup Playoff goal, 4/23/17 vs. MIL. 2015-16: Tied for sixth on Skelleftea with 23 points (8-15—23) in 48 games…Tied for fifth on the team in power play goals as four of his eight tallies came on the man advantage…Contributed six points (2-4—6), a plus-three rating and two PIM in 10 playoff games. 2014-15: Named the Swedish Junior Hockey Player of the Year…In 44 games with Skelleftea, scored 20 points (10-10—20) to rank second among junior-aged players in the pro league…Scored a league-leading 18 points (7-11—18) in 15 playoff games, setting a new scoring record for a junior player…Contributed seven points (1-6—7) in seven games for Sweden at the World Junior Championship…Scored four points (0-4—4) in three games with Skelleftea’s junior team. 2013-14: Spent majority of the season with Skelleftea’s junior team, logging 38 points (15-23—38) and 12 PIM in 33 games…Appeared in two postseason games with the junior team…Made his professional debut with Skelleftea, appearing in four games…Skated in three games with the under-18 Skelleftea team, scoring four points (1-3—4). 2012-13: Tallied 64 points (16-48—64) in 31 regular season games with the under-18 Skelleftea team and potted 11 points (3-8—11) in eight playoff games…Skated in 10 games with Skelleftea’s junior team and notched three points (2-1—3) before adding one assist in four postseason contests. 2011-12: Scored two points (0-2—2) in one game with the under-18 Skelleftea team and banked two points (1-1—2) in four playoff games.

Personal: Lives in Skelleftea, Sweden during the off-season…Has one sister…Best friend in hockey is Sebastian Aho…Greatest hockey memory is being a part of the 2017 Calder Cup…Also was a part of championship teams with Vasterbotten and Tu-pucken…Started playing hockey at the age of five as a forward…Hockey nickname is Homer…Hockey idol as a youth was Peter Forsberg…Greatest influence on his hockey career has been his dad…Proudest achievement is playing for his country in two World Junior Championships…Supports cancer research charities…If he could trade places for a day with another occupation, he would be an artist…Also speaks Swedish…Played soccer and golf growing up…Once met Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a pro soccer player…Favorite food is palt, a Swedish dish…Favorite music artist is Tjuvjakt, a Swedish rap group…Favorite movie is Batman…Favorite television show is How I Met Your Mother…Enjoys vacationing in Spain…Favorite sport to watch other than hockey is soccer…Enjoys card games, computers, golf, hiking, hunting, music, soccer and Twitter.
 

AHL CAREER HIGHS
Games Played: 7, 2016-17 Assist Streak: N/A
Goals: 1, 2016-17 Point Streak: N/A
Assists: 1, 2016-17 Goals, Game: 1, 4/5/17 GR at MB
Points: 2, 2016-17 Assists, Game: 1, 4/5/17 GR at MB
PIM: 2, 216-17 Points, Game: 2, 4/5/17 GR at MB
Goal Streak: N/A PIM, Game: 2, 4/9/17 GR at CLE
FIRSTS
AHL Game: 4/4/17 GR at MB NHL Game: N/A
AHL Point: 4/5/17 GR at MB (assist) NHL Point: N/A
AHL Goal: 4/5/17 GR at MB (Jamie Phillips) NHL Goal: N/A

Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2011-12 Skelleftea AIK Swe-U18 1 0 2 2 0 4 1 1 2 0
2012-13 Skelleftea AIK Swe-U18 31 16 48 64 6 8 3 8 11 4
  Skelleftea AIK Jr. Swe-Jr. 10 2 1 3 0 4 0 1 1 0
2013-14 Skelleftea AIK Jr. Swe-Jr. 33 15 23 38 12 2 0 0 0 0
  Skelleftea AIK Sweden 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
  Skelleftea AIK U18 Swe-U18 -- -- -- -- -- 3 1 3 4 0
2014-15 Skelleftea AIK Jr. Swe-Jr. 3 0 4 4 0 -- -- -- -- --
  Skelleftea AIK Sweden 44 10 10 20 4 15 7 11 18 0
2015-16 Skelleftea AIK Sweden 48 8 15 23 20 10 2 4 6 2
2016-17 Skelleftea AIK Jr. Swe-Jr. 2 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
  Skelleftea AIK Sweden 16 1 1 2 0 7 3 4 7 0
  Grand Rapids AHL 7 1 1 2 2 4 1 0 1 0
  GRIFFINS/AHL TOTALS 7 1 1 2 2 4 1 0 1 0
  PRO TOTALS 119 20 27 47 26 36 13 19 32 2

Goalies

# Name POS
30 Tom McCollum G
31 Jared Coreau G

Defensemen

# Name POS
2 Joe Hicketts D
5 Robbie Russo D
7 Ryan Sproul D
13 Filip Hronek D
18 Brian Lashoff D
20 Dan Renouf D
52 Dylan McIlrath D

Forwards

# Name POS
10 Ben Street C
15 Turner Elson LW
19 Luke Esposito LW
22 Matt Carey LW
23 Dominic Turgeon C
25 Axel Holmstrom C
26 Eric Tangradi LW
28 Matt Lorito LW
29 Dylan Sadowy RW
45 Colin Campbell RW
47 Corey Elkins C
55 Matthew Ford RW
65 Dominik Shine RW
77 Evgeny Svechnikov RW

Detroit Red Wings

# Name POS
39 Tyler Bertuzzi LW